Late Dance History
Jennifer Salk, Associate Professor, teaches modern technique, composition, dance history, teaching methods, graduate seminars on Higher Education and Teaching Methods, and the Creative Process. Prior to her time at UW she was at the University of South Florida in Tampa. After receiving her M.F.A. from Ohio State University, Jennifer taught at Harrison Arts Center, a performing arts high school in Lakeland, Florida for three years. She received her B.F.A. in Dance from the University of Utah and spent seven years in NYC touring and dancing with various choreographers including David Dorfman (as a guest), Chris Burnside, and June Anderson, and was also the Artistic Director of Jennifer Salk and Company. She has taught at American Dance Festival and teaches master classes and choreographs for companies and schools around the country. Jennifer is a master teacher at the National High School Dance Festival and a frequent presenter at the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science and National Dance Education Organization Conferences. She is thrilled to be going to Paraguay in the fall to choreograph and teach. Her article, Teaching Experiential Anatomy via Modern Technique, was published in The Journal of Dance Education in Fall 2005 and a DVD on the subject is in development. This will be Salk’s 16th year as Director of the Dance Department at a summer arts program in Fargo, ND. Salk was selected to receive a 2005 Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Washington.
Background: Trisha Brown "Walking Down the Side of a Building" - 1970 Carol Gooddan
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